Kindness Returned to Membership Sponsor

Calming Influence Massage & BodyworkMany times, it’s only after we go through a major hardship do we discover how large our circle of friends is. At the beginning of October, my business, Calming Influence Massage & Bodywork, suffered a lighting strike and a fire. We were very fortunate that no one was injured and the building suffered only minimal damage.

As a CYCA Membership Sponsor, I already knew that I loved being a part of the Cooper Young community. But as the smoke cleared that evening, I found out what a truly generous community Cooper Young really is. I had people I had never even met reaching out to help me get my bearings and back on my feet. This is such a giving and caring area to live and work in, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

The building is well on its way to being repaired, and it’s going to be even better when it’s completed. I’m taking the opportunity to make some improvements that I never had time to do before, like stripping and staining old panel doors for all the rooms. I can’t wait to see how it’s going to look. We’re hoping to be back open within a couple of weeks, but we are also still booking services & have plenty of gift certificates available for your holiday gift list.

Once more, let me thank all the big hearted people who helped me, and also the community that has given me so much love and support. I’d also like to personally thank Sharron & Rex Johnson and Steve & Beth Pulliam for going above and beyond to help me, and the CYCA for clearing out a corner of their office so I could continue to run my business.  Most of all, thank you, Cooper Young!

Gene Elliot
Owner, Calming Influence Massage & Bodywork Salon
74 N. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
901-276-9423

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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